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Author: Rachel

Fireworks and Gratitude

At Vida we are definitely international, which means we love our members and friends to experience the best of all celebrations throughout the year. November the 5th in the UK is what we call Bonfire Night, a celebration of a foiling of the plot to destroy parliament celebrated with a big fire and an often-huge firework display. In the US and with American friends in London we love Thanksgiving. But where to go to enjoy the festivities? Here are my top tips:

Are Matchmakers Now Preferred Over Dating Apps?

It's a well-known fact that millions of people are now signed up to free dating apps. They were once signposted as the easiest way to ‘find love’ and it was thought that meeting ‘the one’ would become easier thanks to these dating apps.

Happiness and the Pursuit of Love

What is happiness?

It is a question that has befuddled us since time immemorial. At its heart, though, simply lies the need to understand how best to live our lives.

Autumnal Romance in the City

Romance in the movies have the edge when the scenes are set in an autumnal setting ablaze in red, yellow and orange. But where to find the perfect spot to experience this on both sides of the pond? Leafy vistas with fireside dining and cosy weekend away accommodation is what we dream of at this time of the year. If you want to stay close to home, take a stroll through the leaves with me as I reveal my top tips for autumnal romance in the city.

A life in love: lessons from a career in matchmaking

Matchmaking is more than a career: my team and I have the power in our hands to revolutionise our clients’ lives beyond recognition. For over seven years now, The Vida Consultancy has been drawing together some of the world’s most exceptional singletons and finding them love amongst one another.

5 Hot First Date Locations

With endless date spot options, where does one start? Look no further, read on for my top 5 hot first date locations.

Express Romance

If you want your romance to get motoring, then it’s time to board the Glacier Express.

Romance on the Greek Islands

Eschewing the madding crowd of August, those in the know, appreciate how special September is in the Greek Islands, not to mention the prices. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme an extended weekend or a week to stretch the summer, it’s got love written all over it.

Let’s Talk about Text

Texting. Where would we be without it? You can’t emphasise enough how much it’s changed the way we’ve communicated in the last 25 years. With that increased efficiency, though, have come some inevitable pitfalls.

Far from the Madding Crowd

We all love a summer break especially a romantic one, but does the thought of crowds, people lining up, rambunctious children and animals, loud mobile phone conversations at the adjacent sun lounger all fill you with dread? As much as I love my family life, a peaceful quiet getaway that allows me to gently appreciate my love without constant interruption is utter bliss! Here’s some of my special spots designed to heighten love and romance, quietly. 

Who wears the trousers? : egalitarianism in gay couples

    It’s an age-old question – most commonly fired at men by their male peers, who consider them a little henpecked by their spouse.

7 Years, 7 Stories Of Success

We have seen a string of success stories over the last 7 years. Here are 7 of them..

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